The Brocade 10-port 8Gb SAN Switch Modules for IBM BladeCenter deliver embedded Fiber Channel switching with the industry's fastest Fiber Channel throughput performance. This latest iteration of Fiber Channel speeds can deliver business benefits in virtually any server/storage workload, such as email and database. The switches can be hot-plugged into the BladeCenter chassis, thereby helping keep your operations running. Because the switches are integrated, they free up rack space, reduce cabling, and have no need for SFP modules on the host side. The resulting savings is enough to cover much of your infrastructure cost, for example the BladeCenter chassis. The accompanying management application enables you to set up and deploy the switches quickly, while integration into IBM Director ensures that your management costs are kept optimized.